Bacterial Vaginosis

Testing Overview

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15 Minute walk-in appointment.

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usually in 5 business days

More About Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a mild bacterial infection of the vagina. Normally, there are a lot of "good" bacteria and some "bad" bacteria in the vagina. The good types help control the growth of the bad types. In women with bacterial vaginosis, there is an imbalance the “good” bacteria outnumbered by the “bad".
Bacterial vaginosis is usually a mild problem that may go away on its own in a few days but it may also persist and cause serious problems. So if there is a suspicion that you may be suffering from it, see your doctor and get treatment.

Causes of bacterial vaginosis?

Various causes can make the bacteria in the vagina get out of balance. The most common symptom is a smelly "fishy" vaginal discharge. Certain factors make it more likely to happen. Some of the most common are:

  • More than one sex partner or a new sex partner.
  • Smoking.
  • Vaginal douching.
  • Taking antibiotics.

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